How to get to Toledo from Madrid, AVE train or bus


Panoramic views of Toledo from the Tagus River viewpoint

Yes in your tourist trip to Madrid you have time to do some excursion aroundFrom my point of view the main places you should consider areToledo, Segovia and the El Escorial Monastery.

But, if you don't have your own or rental car, do you know how to get to Toledo from Madrid?

Looking forward to your visit, below we will give you useful information for your Toledo city tour from Madrid.

Zocodover Square in Toledo

How to go by train AVE to Toledo from Madrid

Without a doubt, the fastest and most comfortable alternative is the high-speed train that comes out of the Atocha station.

Specifically they are AVANT type trains that in just 33 minutes they take you from Atocha to Toledo.

Of course, as for the train schedulesThere are not many available frequencies, but surely there is some time that suits your needs.

So, I will tell you that both on weekdays and holidays you have trains from Madrid to Toledo With an hourly frequency.

Town Hall Square in Toledo

So, for example, you have trains leaving Madrid at 8:50, 9:20, 10:20 and 11:20 hours; and to return, you also have every hour until 9:20 p.m.

He train ticket price from Madrid to Toledo (2019) is € 13.90 for each route, and here you can check schedules and prices.

Buses to Toledo

Another cheaper alternative you have is go to Toledo by bus interurban, which part of the Elliptical square exchanger, to which you arrive through Metro lines 6 and 11.

This bus service is carried out by the company ALSA, with a frequency of every half hour, and a journey time of one hour for buses that make direct service.

The buses leave from the Elliptical Square Station.

Toledo bus station

He Madrid to Toledo bus ticket price (2019) is 5.55 euros per way, although you have the option of the round trip ticket that costs 9.99 euros.

Here you can consult all the information of bus schedules and prices, being able to make the purchase on-line of the ticket, or at the ticket office 6 of the station.

Toledo tour from Madrid

Finally, if instead of going to Toledo on your own you prefer to sign up for a excursion from Madrid in organized group with a specialized guide, you can sign up for full day tour of Toledo.

I tell you that you have a tour that leaves Madrid at 8 in the morning and takes you to Toledo by air-conditioned bus, with a tour guide in Spanish.

This excursion lasts for eight hours, and during it you will visit the most prominent corners of the city, including one of the visit inside the cathedral of Toledo and themosque of Cristo de la Luz.

Corner of Toledo

Here you have all the information about the Toledo Tour in one day.

You also have the option ofFree Toledo tour by AVE

In addition to the high-speed train ticket, the card is includedToledo Card which gives you access to the main monuments of the city, the tourist bus, the guided tour of the one-hour cathedral and a traditional meal.